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by Brus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How do you say "Gaeilge" in Gàidhlig?
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

How do you say "Gaeilge" in Gàidhlig?

In this video Julie Fowlis twice uses the name of the Irish language. It sounds like she's pronouncing the first syllable with the (Gàidhlig) "ao" sound. This happens at 1:26 and 3:28 of the video. I'm not aware this pronunciation is ever used by Irish speakers, of which Julie's husband (Eamonn Doo...
by Brus
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Unvoiced vs devoiced
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Unvoiced vs devoiced

I thought I saw this on the Akerbeltz site, but I can't find it now.

Supposedly there's a difference (presumably subtle) between unvoiced consonants and devoiced consonants.

Can anyone tell me what it is?
by Brus
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh archives?
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh archives?

The new webpage shows episodes with "3 weeks to listen", "2 weeks to listen", etc.

Will there be no more archives?
by Brus
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Mac Ghille Fhionntaig?
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Mac Ghille Fhionntaig?

Can anyone tell my why this is Gaelic for "Lindsay"?

It seems to be the only Gaelic surname that is neither a tr*nsl*t**n nor phonetic near-match to the English version.
by Brus
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation in this song
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Pronunciation in this song

akerbeltz wrote:A notch short of ghastly. A tiny one. I had to look up the lyrics to try and figure out how far off he was because I couldn't make out a word in 10.
Alas.

I like the band, and this is first time they've recorded with lyrics in Gaelic (as opposed to tunes with titles in Gaelic).
by Brus
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation in this song
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Pronunciation in this song

Can anyone comment on the quality of Dan Houghton's pronunciation here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/cantripband ... c-sheumais

Good? OK? I think his Gaelic is learned though his Doric is natural enough.